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Brass from the Past: Bringing a Musical Instrument Collection Back to Life

Talks/Lectures; Music
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, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 Average rating

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

Andy Kershaw (founder of Queen Victoria’s Consort) is a brass musician and leading performer on 19th Century brass musical instruments. In this presentation, Andy will introduce a museum quality collection of brass instruments which are not just for display, but also regularly played in orchestras and particularly within Queen Victoria’s Consort, an ensemble specialising in bringing these rare gems back to life.

With performances from the Queen Victoria’s Consort throughout the talk, this is a documentary style programme exploring this fascinating story of craftsmanship and musicianship. Andy will also answer questions about the evolution of these fascinating instruments of times gone by.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Queen Victoria's Consort

Queen Victoria's Consort is made up of some of the country’s leading early brass musicians and directed by Andy Kershaw (a free lance Tubist with many orchestras and early brass expert for film scores and period instrument orchestras).

The ensemble brings to life a stunning collection of museum quality original 19th Century brass instruments including a set of seven brass instruments by Adolphe Sax. To date, QVC has performed at The London Transport Museum, Steam on the District Line, Buckingham Palace, Burgh House, Cambridge University and Alexandra Palace to name but a few.

Preparing for the Event

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